From a Christian perspective pagans are generally considered as those who are of any religion that is not distinctly Christian. Meanwhile Jews and Muslims also use the term pagans to describe those outside their religion. A further definition is the person Paul describes who, although they have an awareness of God, does not respond to Him, instead indulging in sensual gratification and the pursuit of happiness and pleasure to the exclusion of all else (Rom 1:18-32).

See also: infidel, unbelievers.